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Jawaharlal Nehru

Sub title: Civilizing a Savage World

Author: Nayantara Sahgal

An intimate view of the influences, encounters and defining historical moments that forged the vision of India's first prime minister Written by Nayantara Sahgal, prize-winning novelist and political commentator, Jawaharlal Nehru presents an intimate view of the influences, encounters and defining historical moments that forged the vision of India's first prime minister. Drawing from the Nehru and the Vijayalakshmi Pandit Papers, and from Nehru's letters to Sahgal, his niece, this book combines history with personal recollections to show how Nehru helped navigate India's transition from a colony to an influential, modern nation. Discussing the significant issue of independent India's foreign policy— characterized by the non-alignment principle and the establishment of relations with the United States, Britain, the Soviet Union and China— Sahgal reveals much about Nehru's political astuteness, realism and aversion to rigid economic doctrines, as well as the profound impact India's non-aligned policy had on the world of the time. Perceptive, original and stimulating, Jawaharlal Nehru draws much-needed attention back to the man and his unmatched ability to engineer a consensus among seemingly irreconcilable sides.

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Published by

Penguin Books India

Published

1 Oct 2010

Imprint

Viking

ISBN13

9780670083572

Book Format

Demy

Extent

180pp with 16pp illus

Rights

Indian Subcontinent only

Category

Non-Fiction

Binding

Hardback

Price (Rs.)

350.00

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